Lead Animator

New AAA Title – Award-Winning Studio – Leading Benefits

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Remote Lead Animator 

Are you enjoying your current leadership position in animation and want an opportunity to grow these skills amongst one of the best loved franchises around? 

As Lead Animator you’ll be working with a talented team to produce high class animations that’ll be worthy of the excellent ratings that this studio’s previous projects are well known for. The wider studio all works together on one single project, so you’ll need to come in with confidence and be able to lead by example in animation best practices. 

The studio is home to the highest rated AAA trilogy of all time, and with more brand-new titles up their sleeves, this is a perfect time to join the team. In return for your hard work, you will get to enjoy some amazing benefits from private medical care, annual bonus, relocation support, studio clubs, wellness classes, and onsite training just to mention a few!

Please note this role is remote within Europe only.

Lead Animator key responsibilities: 

  • Manage the team of Gameplay Animators and oversee the development of their skills to make sure individuals and the team as a whole delivers excellent work 
  • Use your knowledge of the project and experience in delivering game-ready animations to help the production team to make reasonable schedules for delivery 
  • Work closely with the Animation Director to ensure work is on track to meet internal deadlines and the vision of the project is understood and upheld throughout 
  • Oversee the team’s backlogs, any animation bugs and risks for the team to make sure everything is kept running smoothly 
  • Manage outsource teams by providing them with benchmark documentation for animation assets and carrying out quality control on delivery 
  • Ensure all documentation and asset naming/terminology is clear and correctly maintained throughout the team 

Essential requirements for this remote role: 

  • Experience in a Senior/Lead Animator role within the Games industry, preferably using UE4 
  • Extensive experience delivering high level communication both verbally and in writing, particularly to produce clear, detailed documentation 
  • Able to your people management skills to motivate and teach team members 
  • Understand Gameplay Animation and how it works within other game development teams in the studio and use this knowledge to develop ideas and direction for the animation team 
  • A desire to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to learning new animation techniques and methods 
  • It would be beneficial if you have experience with Motion Builder, tracking tools such as Jira and knowledge of/experience with 3DSMax 

Could you be the perfect candidate for this role? If you think so, get in touch with Ash today on ab@skillsearch.com or apply online now by submitting your CV in the form below. 

Tags: Lead Animator, Game Animator, Animation, Animator Jobs, Senior Animator, UK Jobs, Remote Jobs 

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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